Uncaring and Dangerous? Kim Kardashian's Recent Instagram Scandal
Ciao lovelies! Today’s post is going to be on something I saw in the news and was horrified by- Kim Kardashian promoting appetite suppressant lollipops. (Trigger Warning, In this post eating disorders are discussed).
While watching the news I heard a story that completely horrified me. In the story, it was discussed that Kim Kardashian was promoting a new product for @flattummyco , an appetite suppressant lollipop. She was promoting this product on Instagram using the caption:
“#ad You guys… @flattummyco just dropped a new product. They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15 percent OFF so if you want to get your hands on some… you need to do it quick! #suckit”
I personally find this to be completely in bad taste, as I feel Kim Kardashian is promoting unhealthy relationships with food and potentially promoting eating disorders. Having an appetite is normal. You want to have an appetite because wanting food means you’re healthy. Eating is healthy.
I especially find this post to be poor judgement because it was posted during Mental Health Month. Clearly Kim Kardashian doesn’t care about the kind of messages she spreads to her fans, some of whom may be young, impressionable women.
I don’t understand why people follow the Kardashian family in the first place, but I think now is the time to stop following them. They seem to get away with promoting so many bad behaviors to young women/girls. They continue to perpetuate impossible beauty standards with photoshopped images and plastic surgery. (not that there’s anything wrong with getting plastic surgery, but they use it to influence people).
Many others also had negative reactions to Kim Kardashian’s post:
What do you think of this scandal? Do you think it’s wrong for Kim Kardashian to promote this unhealthy behavior? Do you defend her? Let me know in the comments!
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